Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline


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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday, February 24, as promised, swiftly vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period. US Republicans vowed to override the veto or attach language approving spending for the pipeline in other legislation. The TransCanada Corp pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels a day of mostly Canadian oil sands crude to Nebraska en route to refineries and ports along the US Gulf. It has been pending for more than six years. The Republicans have touted the project for its job creation potential, but Obama and environmental groups have raised concerns over its environmental impact.

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